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Butcher & The Burger

Butcher & The Burger

Burger Joint$$$$
North Side, Chicago
  • Rebecca S.
    "Good pretzel turkey burger & fries & good bison burger with fries!"(8 Tips)
    "lentil brown rice burger with the grandmas onion soup spice blend"(4 Tips)
    Trevor H.
    "Pretzel bun is a must, as well as the Kennebec fries!"(3 Tips)
    Jason D.
    "Order the beignets, you won't regret it."(4 Tips)
103 Tips and reviews
  • burgers
  • french fries
  • spice blends
  • authentic
  • kennebec
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  • Enjoli M.
    Enjoli MAugust 24, 2016
    The amazonian special w/ yuca chips which added a nice crunch, pineapple jalapeño marmalade w/ a perfect kick and sweet finish. I've got to say this has got to be 1 of the best burgers I've ever had!
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Butcher & the Burger has a fully operational butcher shop on premise and is all about customization: choose your meat blend, choose your seasonings, choose your bun, choose your toppings.
  • Gil S.
    Gil ShepherdJanuary 7, 2016
    I had the Bacon Cheeseburger it was juicy and cook perfectly. The hand cut fries was on point. Mmmmm hot and salty. I will go back again, try another type of burger.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Thanks to five bun choices, 10-plus patty options, a dozen or so spice blends and 20-plus toppings, the potential burger combinations at this corner shop are dizzying. Read more
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoJuly 30, 2013
    Medium rare House Prime Blend burger w/ soft bread, American cheese, tomato, mustard. Unbelie. juciy, salt is on the top layer w/ right amount. OMG best burger I have ever tasted! Worth every penny.
  • Nina N.
    Nina NiremaNovember 3, 2012
    All of the meats, all of the buns, all of the choices. Extremely customizable with so many amazing choices. Love the burgers, but don't miss out on the fries. Oh, and did I mention it's BYOB?
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoApril 17, 2012
    Here, diners decide among ten patties, ranging from grass-fed beef and elk to free-range turkey. That’s before the buns (split-top egg, pretzel) and specialty toppings (wasabi mayo, pickle chips). Read more
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagJuly 10, 2012
    How you stack your burger is up to you, but don't leave without trying the Kennebec fries–the name refers to a type of heirloom potato-twice-fried to perfection. Save room for their frozen custard.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioMarch 6, 2016
    Great burgers that are perfectly cooked. Pretty expensive (expect $18 and up for a burger and fries with a few toppings). Great spot, BYOB. Get the black truffle mayo on the side.
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  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CutticaDecember 5, 2013
    For the Paleo folks like myself, this place does the lettuce "bun" right - whole beef patty & all toppings were neatly encased in the lettuce shell. Wasabi mayo is perfect amount of hotness & flavor!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 20, 2012
    Try the thick-cut fries made from heirloom Kennebec potatoes. They're some of the best in town and seem to benefit from the butchering skills: Read more
  • Kenny U.
    Kenny UgelJanuary 6, 2016
    Very underrated burger in terms of hype. I've heard good things, but I thought this was one of the best burgers in the city. Crazy good patty and definitely worth waiting in line for.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 22, 2012
    Try this customized creation: house-blend beef patty/Chicago steakhouse-seasoned/American cheese-topped/lettuce-tomato-griddled onion/split-top egg bun/Benton's smoked bacon burger. Yum! Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoFebruary 17, 2012
    If you stick to beef, go with “Grandma’s onion soup” rub and flank your burger with an order of the accomplished fries. Add a scoop of the housemade custard, and you’ll be even happier. Read more
  • Justin B.
    Justin BreitfelderFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Local pork burger was amazing, juicy, lean. Would never have ordered it, but came highly recommended. Some of the best fries I can remember as well - handcut from heirloom potatoes.
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2011
    Mostly organic and locally sourced ingredients populate the menu, allowing patrons to pile on the fois gras, wasabi mayo and guacamole on top of their grass-fed beef patties. Read more
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa WilsonMarch 9, 2014
    Restaurant is small. Burgers cook super fast. Give yourself more cook time (I ordered my burger med well and it came out close to rare.) Yhis place makes beignets and they are BOMB.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelNovember 12, 2012
    As seen on Travel Channel’s Food Paradise: Manliest Restaurants 2, order the House Prime Blend which is 100% USDA Prime beef. It's the signature and bestselling burger at Butcher & The Burger.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 10, 2012
    Those willing to venture beyond (stellar) grass-fed-beef patties are rewarded with elk, shrimp, and bison burgers, which truly showcase Allen Sternweiler's culinary chops.
  • Chad P.
    Chad PetrieOctober 14, 2014
    Best burger hands down. Throw a duck egg on it too, delicious. Grass feed beef is super flavorful.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneAugust 7, 2015
    Butcher & the Burger in Lincoln Park offers a savory mushroom and Swiss burger worth every cent. Read more
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WOctober 2, 2014
    Great burger! Good size! Good fries! Cooked just right. 👉 40 bucks well spent on two people if you're looking for the Burberry of burgers.
  • Kindall H.
    Kindall HAugust 17, 2016
    We stumbled upon this gem, and were blown away. Not only was the quality top notch, the flavors and sauces were fantastic. Highly recommended!
  • Vince M.
    Vince MontalbanoSeptember 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My go to: prime house blend medium rare pretzel bun mayo ketchup mushrooms. This place never disappoints. Hands down my favorite burger anywhere.
  • mark
    markOctober 4, 2015
    Get the Chicago steakhouse seasoning. You won't regret it!! Took a little longer than we expected but totally worth it. Can't wait to try the bison next time.
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 8, 2014
    Best burger in the city by far. The patty is unbeatable. Be ready to wait during normal meal times, but you'll be glad you did.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoMarch 20, 2013
    Ask for rare at this BYO and chefs actually deliver. For extra flavor, select a sassy spice blend to be mixed into the beef. Read more
  • Georgie H.
    Georgie HerrAugust 11, 2015
    Grass-fed beef, onion soup spice mix with cheddar cheese, black truffle aioli, and a fried egg
  • Paul S.
    Paul SomersDecember 5, 2011
    Medium-rare, simple seasoning, bleu cheese, basic toppings plus fries = $13. Worth it. Great burger and they had Incubus playing the whole time.
  • Jamila W.
    Jamila WatsonJune 25, 2013
    The shrimp burger is divine. Got it with Cajun seasoning with bleu cheese and avocado... oh, and on a lettuce bun. FABULOUS! ☺
  • Linda F.
    Linda FelterJune 18, 2014
    Order at the counter and grab a table outside. The bison burger was well worth it! Don't forget to BYOB!
  • Scott L.
    Scott LesterJuly 27, 2012
    Just like everyone else said, get the fries. Freaking unbelievable. If you have never had a fried egg on a burger, do it!
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WOctober 2, 2014
    Great burger! Good fries! The Burberry of burgers, at $40 for two people. But money well spent.
  • Christine T.
    Christine T.July 12, 2015
    Their burgers are great and all about customization. And the fries are addicting!
  • Ben S.
    Ben SchwabFebruary 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try something new every time - you won't be disappointed! Also, custard is well worth it.
  • Fahad M.
    Fahad MundaniDecember 27, 2015
    Prime beef with umami and ghost pepper spices. Dont forget to get the truffle mayo as well.
  • Mandy B.
    Mandy BastSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The burgers keep me coming back (I really like the lentil burger with onion seasoning), but the slow service gets worse every time I come in. If you go, just be prepared to wait.
  • Lis H.
    Lis HobbsJune 16, 2014
    Amazing. The burgers are so good and the staff are friendly and wonderful! Definitely a favorite.
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JankowskiMarch 22, 2014
    That Surf Special is the stuff dreams are made of if you love shrimp and Asian flavors!
  • daniel M.
    daniel MartinezNovember 24, 2015
    Bison burger is the way to go, lean great and the homemade chips are delectable
  • Steph
    StephJuly 5, 2014
    The lentil brown rice burger with the grandmas onion soup spice blend is out of this world !
  • Heather G.
    Heather GJanuary 11, 2014
    For brunch the sausage (homemade) breakfast sandwich is BOMB. Don't even bother trying bacon.
  • SpringRewards
    SpringRewardsJuly 16, 2015
    Try Butcher & The Burger's amazing burgers and earn real cash back! Join Butcher & The Burger's rewards program and get exclusive offers today. Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistOctober 27, 2011
    DIY burgers start with 6oz fresh-ground patties. Indulge in their smorgasboard of customization options. Read more
  • Jay P.
    Jay PatelSeptember 14, 2013
    Gets crowded on weekends and has limited seating, but worth the wait!
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJuly 6, 2014
    Hungover? Come on down and wipe the floor with some extra delicious greasy meat and cheese. Pick anything, it don't matter!
  • Lizeeek
    LizeeekMay 2, 2014
    Wow. Really good burger and a lot of choices... almost made my head spin. Today's special meat was alpaca.
  • Michaela B.
    Michaela BDecember 8, 2013
    Delicious burgers! Shrimp burger with umami sauce was my favorite
  • Krys Palomita M.
    Their knowledge is remarkable! I finally found a place other than Whole Foods where I can discuss meat!
  • Colin R.
    Colin ReynoldsSeptember 21, 2015
    The food is good, especially the quality of the beef. Buts it's a little pricey. BYOB.
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